Egypt and “fundamental rights” — Obama sinks to the occasion
From the time of our founding there has always been a disconnect between what we as a nation understand fundamental freedoms of speech, press, assembly and religion to be and how other nations and governments see them. In today’s world that disconnect presents in sharp relief in what the Obama administration has to say about the situation in Egypt. In his speech of January 28, | Read More »
Protect, don’t condemn the Second Amendment
My commentary today is in response to the shocking “Opinion” of Thom Anderson in the Morning News (Florence, SC). The title of this opinion is Second Amendment to gun nuts like booze to alcholics . Shame on you Mr. Anderson! Of all people who should hold the Constitution of the United States of America in sacred awe, it should be a former newspaper editor. Throughout your | Read More »
Truth Is Consequential.
For two long years this column, along with most other conservative writers, have trumpeted the mastery of the conservative message in the face of the rising tide of Marxist totalitarianism. The very mission statement of this column, “The light of freedom and truth in the defense of our republic”, is a clarion call to action. Today’s conservative is most likely to be in the Patriot | Read More »
Church, State and the First Amendment: What Coons needs to know
I read this article by Ken Paulson, the President of the First Amendment Center and had to respond to almost everything he wrote. Church, State and the First Amendment: What O’Donnell needs to know Sometimes political debates generate light as well as heat. Delaware Republican Senate candidate Christine O’Donnell’s question "Where in the Constitution is the separation of church and state?" in an exchange Oct. | Read More »
What Rights Have the Moonbats Taken Away From Americans?
I was in a conversation with a liberal and was asked what rights I’ve lost due to moonbats like him. Little does the individual know that it is quite a lot. I’ll list them out in order of the Amendments in the Bill of Rights. By no means is this an exclusive list (that is, I’m sure there are other items I didn’t list).
The Fundamental Issue for America
The Drudge Report headline yesterday in red and all caps “SHOCK VIDEO: DEM CONGRESSMAN BRAGS: ‘FEDERAL GOVERNMENT CAN DO MOST ANYTHING IN THIS COUNTRY’…” If you’re inclined to get your week off on the wrong foot, you had no choice but to watch – knowing it would infuriate you. But what Drudge highlighted wasn’t what that clip was about. Instead, it was | Read More »
Graham Defects From Senate, Joins Obama Administration
Open Letter To Senator Lindsey Graham Senator Graham, you explained your vote for Elena Kagan, Obama’s nominee for the Supreme Court, by stating that in the last election, Obama won, and there are consequences of the last election. While Obama’s election as President gives him the privilege of nominating, as you correctly assert, the win in your last senatorial election in South Carolina, gives | Read More »
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Our Founding Documents… The Foundations Of Freedom.
The three documents, The Declaration of Independence, The Constitution, and The Bill of Rights are the model from which America draws its freedoms. Those freedoms, and the industry and genius of a free people, are responsible for the astronomical success of the great American experiment. Many, back in the days of King George the Third and the Revolution, didn’t believe that people could self govern, | Read More »
Does Equality Mean We Are All The Same
As long as the role of government is limited, and as long people are free to operate within the informal social arrangements of a non-regimented, non-stratified society there’s no tension between equality of opportunity and liberty.
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Slaughter-ed By Obamacare
BILL OF RIGHTS Freedom of Religion/Free Speech Right to Bear Arms Freedom from Quartering Freedom from Unreasonable Search & Seizure Right to Due Process Right to Speedy Trial Right to Trial by Jury Freedom from Cruel & Unusual Punishment Enumeration of Rights Powers Not Delegated The Deem-o-crats will kill an least two and continue weakening and killing the other eight
Do Americans Still Have What It Takes? I Say Yes!
HAPPY NEW YEAR TO ALL… I have a friend who insists that Americans have been emasculated. That somehow we just aren’t what we used to be. I take umbrage with a world view that American exceptionalism has somehow fallen by the wayside. It’s very true that the liberals would LIKE to see an androgynous Homo-Americanus that they could mold into their perverted Utopian one-size-fits-all Marxian | Read More »
Senators, Run For Cover – The Americans Are Coming, The Americans Are Coming!!
There are a lot of self-important and self-aggrandizing ‘power brokers’ in Washington that won’t be there come this time next year. It’s not just the tunnel-visioned hypocrites in the Senate that are in the cross-hairs either. The House of Representatives has MUCH to answer to the American voters for also. Look for the DeMarxists to try to drive a wedge between the GOP and the | Read More »
A Message to Congress: READ THE CONSTITUTION
In the past few years, many members of Congress have conveniently forgotten the meaning our nation’s definitive document. Namely, the Bill of Rights in our Constitution has been tossed aside as the federal government continues to overreach its authority and rapidly expand its unprecedented intrusion into our lives. Help Governor Perry send a clear message to Congress: Read the Constitution. You can help Governor Perry | Read More »
In a recent column about Western governments’ treatment of terrorists, the incomparable Thomas Sowell writes: So many “rights” have been conjured up out of thin air that many people seem unaware that rights and obligations derive from explicit laws, not from politically correct pieties. If you don’t meet the terms of the Geneva Convention, then the Geneva Convention doesn’t protect you. If you are not an | Read More »
The Non Sequiturs Continue
I have been waiting and wating for this one. When I wrote my diary, The Constitutional Non Sequitur, I purposely left one out. That was because the US Court of Appeals in Chicago was hearing arguments on that non sequitur. Immediately following the landmark District of Columbia v. Heller case, in which the Second Amendment was recognized as a right retained by individuals, the NRA | Read More »